File:New York City Police Commissioners - Brady-Handy.jpg|thumb|Picture from the Brady-Handy Collection misidentified in one source as the "New York Police"
[[http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/brh2003003608/PP/ Library of Congress Title]] Commissioners. In fact it is of the United States Sanitary Commission. [[http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/brh2003003608/PP/ Library of Congress Description title]] In center is Commissions President Henry Whitney Bellows. Possibly second from right is George Templeton Strong
File:Roughing It - 319.jpg|thumb|The official seal of the United States Sanitary Commission.
File:Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn Sanitary Fair - 2.jpg|thumb|Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn Sanitary Fair - 2
The '''United States Sanitary Commission''' (USSC) was a private relief agency created by federal legislation on June 18, 1861, to support sick and wounded soldiers of the Union Army|U.S. Army
during the American Civil War